Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Award-winning poet & historian Jennifer Michael Hecht describes how the quest for scientific knowledge is often much less objective than many of us appreciate.
Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, confronts us with the question of to what extent our theories of cosmology are testable.
Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett on how harnessing theory of knowledge can deepen one’s understanding of emotions.
From Galileo to Kepler, Newton to Einstein, the most successful natural scientists in history have all tended to buck the established wisdom of their day as they boldly led us towards profoundly deeper levels of understanding about the world around us.
University of Toronto philosopher James Robert Brown demonstrates how pictures can enable us to intuit certain mathematical truths.
Princeton University historian of science Michael Gordin on falsification and science vs. pseudoscience.